Travelling around Australia was amazing. Going up the East Coast was the best part, where I met incredible people and saw amazing sites. Never a dull moment during my time here and you can stay on for longer to make it really worthwhile!
Australia is a vast island continent with different climates and landcapes from top to bottom, east to west – so be prepared to pack your woollies, bikinis and skis.
It still remains a top destinaton for the traveller – holding it’s magic and intrique, pulling us down to the other side of world, time and time again.
Our 7 week program will get you travelling from Sydney, up the East Coast, to Cape Tribulation - seeing all the great sights on your way. From a 4 x 4 safari on Frazer Island, to scuba diving off over the barrier reef.
In addition we have included a phase of wildlife conservation and help is at hand if you want to find a job here. Get in touch for more information.
Over the last 12 years we've taken thousands of young people overseas to experience the trip of a lifetime.
That success has drawn industry-wide recognition. We're an accredited member of the Year Out Group, an association designed to promote the benefits of well-structured gap year programs, and part of the equivalent organisation in the USA - the American Gap Association.
We're big on safety too; every one of our programs is carefully researched, audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard for organising and managing adventurous activities outside the UK (BS 8848).
Your first week in Australia is full of activities and adventure in Australia’s most impressive city which include:
Guided Walking Tour
Around the city including Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens.
Sydney Harbour Cruise
To check out Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Fort Dennison, and Watson’s Bay.
To see Australian native animals, spectacular scenic lookouts, an abundance of Aboriginal history and the chance to ride the steepest railway in the world.
Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk
Starting off at one of the most well known beaches in the world, you’ll stroll over six beaches, multiple coves and rock pools, whilst gazing over Sydney’s most spectacular views of the Tasman Sea.
Travelling by bus, you'll head north, stopping off at:
First stop is the popular backpacker hang-out of Byron Bay, offering gorgeous beaches and some of the some of the greatest surf breaks in the world. During your stay, you will have the chance to take a surf lesson, mountain bike to the lighthouse and sample the world famous “Bay Kebabs”.
The Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a region famed for its long sandy beaches and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways.
The capital of Queensland, Brisbane is buzzing with shops, cafes, restaurants and many attractions in the surrounding area.
Leaving Brisbane behind, you’ll continue deeper into Queensland, for the next 2 weeks, stopping off at:
A beautiful beach town and gateway to Noosa National Park - a luscious, green peninsula made up of crystalline beaches, tropical rainforests and a perfect place to spot koalas.
Fraser Island -3 day Tour
To experience the island, beaches and 100 freshwater lakes where you can swim and play around.
Airlie Beach & Whitsundays Sailing
Airlie Beach is a super social and lively place with a swimming lagoon set in the parkland overlooking the islands. It’s also the access point for your overnight sailing adventure around the Whitsunday islands.
Townsville & Magnetic Island
Spend your days as you choose; whether you want to relax on the beach, or try something more adventurous like diving, your options are endless.
During your time here, you’ll be able to enjoy two amazing and very different day trips: either at Atherton Tablelands, or snorkelling over the Great Barrier Reef.
For the next two weeks, it’s time to give something back by helping local NGOs with conservation.
Typically the volunteer work involves helping out in rainforests, mountain ranges or coastlines with tree planting, wildlife surveying, seed collection, track and fence construction.
The final week takes you to the very Northern region of Australia, where the reef meets the rainforest.
You’ll have five nights here to explore. Loads of optional activities available: Horseback ride, zip lining, 4WD tours, hiking, ocean safaris and kayaking.
If you’re planning to stay on in Australia, then why not add on our Job Assistance package, which includes:
12 month membership to the Leading Job search database
CV review and interview service
The Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course - essential if you’re looking to work in the hospitality industry in Australia.
Australian SIM card